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One step forward, one step sideways? Expanding research capacity for neglected diseases

Overview of attention for article published in BMC International Health and Human Rights, July 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (73rd percentile)

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Title
One step forward, one step sideways? Expanding research capacity for neglected diseases
Published in
BMC International Health and Human Rights, July 2010
DOI 10.1186/1472-698x-10-20
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joel Lexchin

Abstract

There is general agreement, including from the pharmaceutical industry, that current market based methods of generating research into the development of pharmaceutical products that are relevant for developing countries do not work. This conclusion is relevant not just for the most neglected diseases such as leishmaniasis but even for global diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 73 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Sierra Leone 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 69 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 22%
Researcher 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 14 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 18%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 5%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 April 2014.
All research outputs
#4,278,116
of 17,349,416 outputs
Outputs from BMC International Health and Human Rights
#177
of 394 outputs
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#25,679
of 97,139 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC International Health and Human Rights
#1
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